Fuelin' Roadie
Nutrition tips for the bands playing their hearts out one town to the next!

Archive for the ‘Roadie Nutrition Tips’ Category

Cherry Pickin’ for the Pain

March 4, 2010

One resounding message I hear from “seasoned” musicians (no food pun intended) is that after years of repetitive play their joints, muscles, and bones ache.  Arthritis can be the death of a musician and muscle fatigue can hinder performance. What if you could add something to your diet to help with pain and joint care? […]

Performance Hydration–Beyond Beer!

March 1, 2010

Everyone knows that it is essential to stay hydrated when you perform.  Or at least athletes get it!  The way I view it, musicians are not that different from athletes.  You both practice, perform, run risks for injuries, and travel.  From a nutrition stance my approach when working with musicians is not that different from […]

Change is coming…to your food labels!

February 25, 2010

No, not the kind you read at the stores, or perhaps ignore. Restaurants will soon be required to label all of their menu items with basic nutrition information. It’s a movement to help people become more aware of the excessive indulgence that can occur with eating out. Granted, I realize that we all go out […]

Out of Cally and Back in TX

February 17, 2010

I have been spending my time behind library walls and under piles of research articles. Some interesting finds and plenty of questions unanswered yet by research. There are a lot of myths out there regarding nutrition and musicians. Do you have a food or drink that you stay clear of before you perform? I’ll let […]

Crazy Heart with Ryan Bingham featuring Jeff Bridges

February 9, 2010

I realize it’s not really Ryan and the boy’s movie, but I went to see it because of them!  The raspy, sexy voice of Ryan Bingham just launched on to the big screen in the movie Crazy Heart.  Crazy Heart portrays a burned out, drunken country singer (Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake). The story begins […]

Is there a link between diet and performance?

February 8, 2010

Food for thought Do you think there is a link between your diet and… Arthritis? Vocal issues like GERD? Use of marijuana? Alcohol use? Stage hydration? Eating on the road? Sleep disturbances? There is. Think of how much better your performance could be with making subtle changes to your health by eating better. I hope […]

New Favorite Website

January 31, 2010

Since I can only be in Texas “part-time” I try to get my fill of Live Texas Country Music whenever I can and just about anywhere I can go!  Yes, desperation tends to set in for me.  I end up checking Myspace accounts, Facebook accounts, band websites, iLike, etc. to find who is playing and […]

A Dose of Honesty (and Science!)

January 31, 2010

Some of you may be curious as to my purpose of this blog or why I would be interested in this topic of nutrition.  I thought I’d clear the air on my intent.  Currently, I am working to complete my Masters of Science in Nutrition and my area of study is Nutrition & Musicians (graduate […]

No Need to Always Eat Ham or Turkey Sandwiches!

January 29, 2010

After observing some roadie’s food habits I noticed that many of you enjoy sandwiches for lunch. Sandwiches can be really tasty, but they can also get old after awhile. In a previous post I mentioned ways to Power Pack Your Sandwiches.  Today, I prepared a quick & healthy lunch that took less than 10 minutes […]

Randy Rogers Band Rolls into Colorado

January 21, 2010

The Randy Rogers Band & Cross Canadian Ragweed are rolling into Colorado today.  First stop, Colorado Springs, then Denver, and finishing up 3 1/2 weeks of travel in Ft. Collins.  Three and a half weeks on the road can take it’s toll on your body, throat, and energy. The best way to ward off fatigue […]